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important two-fold purpose. it promotes normal trade relations with russia, and at the same time the legislation insists that the russian government adhere to the rule of law. it does so by putting consequences in place for those in russia who abusive human rights, basic human rights. granting pntr to russia is a big win for americans. if congress does not act, american workers, including millions employed by small businesses, stand to lose out to foreign competitors as russia opens its market as a new member of the world trade organization. many in my home state of mississippi and around the country deserve to benefit from increased trade that this new relationship would bring. more jobs and greater economic growth are our potential rewards here in the united states. last year, mississippi's $55 million in exports to russia helped support an estimated 170 jobs. certainly, this number needs to grow, and i believe it will under this legislation. yet in realizing the immense trade potential at hand, we cannot ignore the urgent need to address serious concerns about russia's appalli
and colombia export agreements. hopefully our bipartisan actions today to boost exports to russia will signal a new chapter, for us to engage as a congress and with the administration in a much more ambitious and proactive trade policy. i'm pleased this bipartisan bill received such broad support from republicans and democrats in the house, getting 365 votes, and i urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to now support this legislation before us. thank you, madam president. i yield the floor. a senator: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from michigan is recognized. mr. levin: madam president, i understand now under the existing unanimous consent agreement that we are going to be proceeding to debate a judge. i would ask unanimous consent that immediately after the disposition of that nomination that i be the first democratic senator recognized when we return to the pending trade bill. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. under the previous order, the senate will proceed to executive session to consider calendar number 676, which the clerk will report.
has denied any intention of using chemical weapons. russia, a key syrian ally, dismissed the intelligence reports as rumors. yesterday in istanbul, russian president vladimir putin said he understands turkey's concerns about border security, but he warned that deploying patriot missiles could raise fears of a wider conflict. meanwhile, inside syria intense fighting flared again near damascus today. amateur video showed government warplanes carrying out new arrayeds. the syrian capital has seen escalating violence in the last week as rebels try to close the noose on president bashar al assad's regime and the military tries to recapture lost ground. amid the fighting, the state news agency reported that rebel more tar fire killed nine students and a teacher at a school outside damascus today. the opposition also reported the incident but did not say who fired the mortar. meanwhile, there are meanwhile, there are indications that russia's position on syria may be changing. the "new york times" reports that the russians had agreed to a new strategy to persuade president assad
ballet in russia. the 18-year-old practices eight to 10 hours a day in moscow. six days a week through sickness even broken bones. >> it's company of incredible dancers who they worked through worse. they were still dancing during world war ii. >> she was given special permission to come back to perform in this weekend's nutcracker her mentor and former teacher at the west side school of ballet asked her to dance at the sugar plum fairy as she lay dying of cancer this summer. >> for me it was important as a last gift and as a thank you to her for everything that she's done. >> and for womak, performing gives her a gift as well. >> the feeling when the orchestra plays and the curtain rises and the three or four minutes we're on stage. nothing can touch you. it's just you and the audience. >> when she returns to russia, she's going today to, debut as a soloist in a performance. >> we'll be right back. ,,,,,, well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recordi
the syria crisis at another country. >> yes. the secretary directed her comments to russia. she emphasized that the stain legs of these patriot systems in turkey is not meant to destabilize nato's already uneasy relationship with moscow. back here at state chided the russians for skipping upcoming crisis meeting on the syrian conflict. >> we want to see obviously, you know, russia come around to the point of view of the international community with regard to what's happening in syria. you know, we want to work with russia as we have said many times from this podium on the basis of the geneva action group's communication. >> clinton is expected to meet with her russian counterpart sometime in the next 48 hours, shep. >> shepard: meantime syrian rebels are taking their fight to the capital of damascus. move aimed at putting additional pressure of regime and hitting the heart of president assad's power. that strategy is coming at a bloody cost. witnesses say a mortar slammed into a ninth grade classroom in a damascus suburb. state media early reported 30 dead. killed 13 children and a teacher
, with russia and china, containment when it came to russia was countering their expansive capabilities. >> rose: right. >> our own -- when it came to their nuclear capability we were talking about deterrence. >> rose: right. >> and so i think first we want to contain iranian influence in the region, but i think the question that people are -- that what the president is really addressing is, or would we be content with deterrence? >> right. >> and there i think the difference in the ayatollahs and their religious, their they cratic approach to the world, their threats to destroy israel make them a more worrisome, significantly more worrisome possess sorry of nuclear weapons than other nuclear states. >> rose: because they have a different decision al type structure. >> yes. >> rose: from russia, and the soviet union from going into europe once again, deterrence is mutually assured destruction. and so then, does the question of value and life, different because of a culture that can produce suicide bombers mean that there -- means that will not work in the end or do you say no nationable and the
along the syrian-turkish border. >> russia is the one fly in the right man. the foreign minister said he would not block the move. a sign an old ally may be losing patience with president assaad. they hope deploying missiles will help stabilize tensions but the bigger concern is what is happening inside syria itself. specifically, what the regime might do with its stockpile of chemical weapons. syria has used much of its considerable arsenal to crush the rebellion. hidden from view it is believed to have developed a chemical weapons program and there are reports of activity, prompting this uncompromising western message. >> we are concerned for the same reason the united states has. we have sent our own clear, private message directly to them about the serious consequences that would follow from the use of such weapons. >> those consequences are not been spelled out and syria has said it is no intention of using chemical weapons but the deployment of patriot missiles that will take weeks to arrive in turkey will not end this conflict. >> how serious is this koepp merkel wegmanchemical we
francisco today. we bought naval forces from the united states, from russia and japan all to honolulu where we had simulated a tsunami disaster. and these three great nations brought their fleets to honolulu exercising how to respond and alleviate that disaster. well, that was then. how about now? last year the united states released a new security strategy. most of you probably have not even heard of that, but i have to tell you this was a big deal. it was one of the fifth american security strategies that we have issued since the civil war. among the highlights of that security strategy was a strong statement that the united states had the highest economic and security interests in the asia pacific region. not in europe as has been for 100 years prior to that, than the asia pacific region. secondly, that we would maintain freedom of access throughout that region. in particular, we would maintain the sea lanes in that area, whatever the challenge might be. even as we reduce our defense budget, therefore we must maintain and would maintain a powerful navy, and that that navy would be charge
everybody out of there safely. >>> nature. you got to love it. >> dash cam video we think from russia. look what this guy catches on his dash cam. >> whoa! it is like a tunnel of birds and they all fly away just as his carer passes through. >> these birds warning this driver don't go where we just came from, buddy. there is something bad back there. >> we found yummy grass seed and there is a car. we are going to get out of the way. hello car. >> these guys were trying to give the driver a really cool show. >> what happened to this guy when he got to the end of that long boring road? or whoever found his dash cam was able to upload the video. >>> i impressed you with this wonderful nature video. i think i will impress you with this second video shot in canada. and it is negative 40 degrees outside. >> this is what happens when you throw rapidly boiling water into minus 40 degree temperature. >> no. >> it became snow. the science behind this is when you have rapidly boiling water when you toss it into the air it breaks into droplets and cold air is dense so there is not enough room for the w
to buildings in damascus suburbs. the obama administration is hoping that russia will goin the international community in forming a coalition against syria's president. >> we want to work with russia as we've said many times on the bases of the gene eva action group's c miewn kay. >> nato's secretary-general also echoed warnings by president obama against the use of chemical weapons by the syrian government. the president and secretary of state hillary clinton said that would be crossing a red line. >>> the federal government calls it secure communities. now a program aimed at illegal immigrants is coming under fire. the u.s. mandate that california's attorney general wants to ignore. >> it's only day two but royal baby watch is in full swing in london. when kate is expected to come home from the hospital and the welcome visit she received today. >>> our ipad app is ready to download. you can watch awful our newscasts live, plus traffic, weather and video of breaking news anytime, anywhere. >>> the state attorney general issued a bulletin to all law enforcement agencies today telling them th
if he used chemical weapons. >> they would lose any sort of backing they had with china and russia, in terms of blocking the vote. >> reporter: the chemical mix is devastating. iraq's saddam used it in 1988. u.s. officials stress tonight that as of now these weapons remain in the depots have not been loaded on to any planes, and that president assad has not given any orders to use them. but officials here concede if they does there is very little the outside world can do to stop it. >> well, there you have it, this complicates the chaos in the world, making for another difficult situation in the u.s. and others, our chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, is in washington. here we go again, the american public not anxious to hear about any u.s. military involvement anywhere else on the planet, using terms like weapons of mass destruction, chemical weapons, what do we do? now you have the criminal weapons going back over a decade, but the stock pile explains why the president and hillary clinton warned bashar al-assad forcefully this week not to use the weapons. a warn
we want it. neil: thank you very much peter. >> thank you. ne: what is thatike, early russia? all right when we come back, you know surest sign companies are worried about falng off a cliff, which t do what they have done doing, in last few wes in record numbers. recordumbers. neil: i case you have any doubt we're heading to a storm. carnival views cruise le hikes their dividend, andoach, the bag company doing the same. ahead of the big tax hike coming january 1st, we have david joing you, and sandra smith joining us, sandra, seone is worried abo something. >> you could say that, but the markets to me don't seem tt worried, s00 up 12%, and nazdaq up5%. neil: why are they raising their didend? >> that is the thing to doo avoid taxes, you c use costco, outrageous, they were a big fan of democratic party, and sayg that w need to share the prlem. but here, here is how we'll share the problem, we'll tak a special divend, before the end of the year, and avoid these taxes we' not going to pay our fair share. acally borrowed that money, a lotf companies had this cash horde they hav been s
? because we've seen reports about, you know, wealthy migrants and specialists visas, coming to russia and the chinese who. are the people that are happy to buy? >> it makes a very, very small -- buying in the streets in central london. >> you might be right. >> so that's not the market. certainly not the figures that land registry are talking about there in terms of a slowdown. the slowdown is it's sort of normal people working here, including overseas. we rely on a large overseas highly skilled professional contingent who are here, or educated here. and they're the people who are either -- buying and trying to get their first homes, or sort of moving up. it's very little to buy. >> how different is the short-term prognosis for the long-term? you sponsored this report. michael ball in business school, who said that in the end, property prices in particular were meant to go nowhere but up. why is he arguing that? >> the issue is that london is a growing city and we want it to grow and the economy to grow. the fact that we're not building, the green belt is constraining us, so we've got
, particularly cuba, ecuador and venezuela. not on the list of places is russia and iran his two biggest military backers. this is all coming as the internal pressure on the bashar al-assad regime seems to b to be mounting. rebel fighter are moving closer and closer to damascus. the airport outside of damascus is closed. this has been up and running for the entire time this war has been fought in syria. we are hearing from intelligence sources and opposition groups in syria that rebels are making progress, taking overseer yan military bases all over the country, particularly closer to damascus. and that in the times when the syrian military does in fact try to launch some type of counter attack they often fail. that is according to opposition fighters and opposition groups in syria. so you're seeing a lot more domestic, internal pressure on the bashar al-assad regime, and that given with the international pressure we are seeing from clintonent obama ite squeezing the grip of the bashar al-assad's regime's control all over syria, jon. >> reporter: conor powell live in jerusalem. we will have a lot
is apparently moving its chemical weapons. now, of course is a red line for nato and the u.s. and even russia is concerned about this, saying if you use chemical weapons, then the international community will have to respond. already 40,000 dead in syria. >> in iran, they have apparently captured another of our drones. >> they claim they brought down a scan eekle on the ground the zone. it's a small surveillance drone generally used to watch their own ships not an armed drone. if iran brought it down, the u.s. will see that as an aggressive action. last month they tried to shoot one down in the same place. ayear ago iran claimed to have brought down a more technical drone. >> cenk: that is three different instances of at least firing or capturing one of our drones. the last time the americans said no absolutely not, one of our drones just happened to get lost. later, they said yeah, ok, that was our drone. by the way we want it back from iran. we're just flying an illegal drone over your air space would you give i did back to us. iran said no. take a look at this map. look at our bases and fl
the treaty including china and russia. the treaty is modelled after existing u.s. law. former senator bob dole is 89 years old. he just got out of the hospital yesterday. and today he came to the senate floor in a wheelchair to support the treaty. eight republicans and two independents voted for the treaty including john mccain. but it wasn't enough. the treaty failed 61-38. >> it was solid then. he means it. and i think the organizing around it is so important. the labor movement, consumer groups, women's groups. >> i'm joined by a columnist for the nation magazine and howard fineman, msnbc political analyst. great to have you with us. howard, you first. when bob dole comes to the senate and he can't move people, where is the common sense? >> the senate is lost. that's the way i would put it. bob dole, one of the most revered figures. he's almost literally on his death bed a week or two ago. who summoned the courage to come to the senate to be the conscious on something he championed in 1990. this was senator bob dole, a republican. president george h. bush, republican. dick thorneberg,
. not on the list is the two biggest military supports, russia and iran. on britain sky news today, assad's envoy deputy foreign minister denied the report. and said the president will not leave syria and assad will stay in power. >> do you think your government will still be in power a year from now? >> i am sure, yes. >> reporter: nato announced a limited number of u.s. troops and patriot missile will join the german and turkish troops on the border to prevent syria attacking turkey. >> bret: thank you. opponents of egyptian president mohammed morsi reportedly torched the headquarters of the muslim brotherhood in a city east of cairo today. outside the presidential palace in the capital, thousands of islamist supporter of president morsi chased away opposition protesters who later returned in big numbers. fighting with rocks, fire bombs and sticks. tragic scenes tonight in philippines. stunned parents searching through a reof mud-stained bodies looking for missing children lost. the storm killed nearly 300 people in the southern philippines, including 78 villagers who perished during a flash fl
, and russia, have already ratified the un convention is a person with disabilities. bernard obermeyer of the who noted that the treaty rejected by republicans covers 15% of the world's population. >> people with disabilities make a 15% of the world's population and have worse health and socio- economic outcomes than people without disabilities. across the world, people with disabilities have for help, lower educational achievement, less economic participation, and higher rates of poverty and people without disabilities. this unacceptable situation must change. >> california has formalized its refusal to ensure the enforcement of federal effort begin immigration requests. on tuesday, attorney general kamala harris said state agencies are not required to -- comply with the program known as secure communities, where local authorities share fingerprints with immigration officials. the program led to the record deportation of around 400,000 people last year. striking care for workers at the port of los angeles and long beach have reached a tentative agreement after an eight-day walkout. wo
as a tool for political and/or economic control that they want to exploit. for example, russia's putin has openly stated his intention to seek, and i'm quoting, international control over the internet using the monitoring and supervisory capabilities of the i.t.u., end quote. and just last week, the syrian government shut off internet access as the regime sought top suppress the free exchange of information among its private citizens. but it's because the internet is the ultimate tool of political and economic liberation that we should foster and protect it, not give those who fear its impact on politics and the economy the power to repress its continued innovation and untapped potential. i also want to make an important point about our legitimacy in the fight to keep the internet thrive democratic and decentralized. unfortunately, we did undermine our credibility when the federal communications commission imposed net neutrality regulations without the proper statutory authority to do so, even ambassador at the state department has made the point. he said in 2010 that the net neutrality pr
to get the ambassadorship to russia? you or anna wintour? >> that's not why i was there. i was there because of the importance of the topic to the country, to our clients, to our employees, to everybody. >> can you imagine -- did you see that? >> yes, i did see that. >> whoever doesn't get wasn't, i heard sarah jessica parker. >> i read something about lazarus. >> i'm supporting mark. i don't know, the queen of mean? the prada thing? >> they deserve it, though, over there. >>> let's talk about some know,s that actually have a much happier ending. there is a deal to end the eight-day los angeles port strike. striking harbor clerks reached a tentative settlement with management with the ports of los angeles in long beach last night. that strike idled most of america's strongest cargo complex. i think the strike originally started on november 27th. if you think it's not a big deal, there's a billion dollars in goods that goes through this port every single day. it's the largest port in the united states and it was affecting not only that port and all of the ships that had been
nickname is nuclear wintour. that's what they called her. she should be the ambassador to china or russia. that's much better for her. >> she probably thinks you're sarcastic. >> she makes a lot of money for the president. the president obviously did well on the celebrity set. he and michelle are the darlings of vogue magazine. she's been on the cover many times. it's not surprising that anna wintour would be in their orbit. what qualifies her to be a u.s. ambassador. >> if you look at any of these choices? let's be honest. the choice for ambassador for britain for the last 15 years has been, whether it's republican or democrats has been one of the biggest donors. it's not a hugely diplomatic post. it's payback. >> of all the things that president obama's up to that rick was just talking about, this really doesn't stick in my craw. it does illustrate what we've talked about many times, greta, which is the medaling of celebrity and politics in the united states and whether it's stephen spiel burg who is ambassador to switzerland, samuel l. jackson, bill maher. go down the list. kobe bryant
ratified by 126 of those countries, including the united kingdom, france, germany, china, russia has ratified it. now you can pass anything in the senate with 60 votes. except treaties which require 66. a two-thirds majority. every democrat voted for the treaty and only eight republicans voted for the treaty. 38 republicans disgraced themselves and disgraced the senate. by voting against it and controlling the outcome. john kerry tried everything he could on the senate floor to show republicans the way to vote for this treaty. >> it really isn't controversial. what this treaty says is very simple. it just says that you can't discriminate against the disabled. it says that other countries have to do what we did 22 years ago when we set the example for the world and passed the americans with disabilities act. >> the treaty was supported by organizations representing people with disabilities and veterans groups but that was not good enough for 38 republicans. it was supported by senator john mccain, himself a disabled veteran. >> bob dole has been our leader on the issue of disabilities
in russia when he was a child and he decided that the industrials henry clay frick was the czar of the america, the equivalent of the symbolist of capitalist evil. if he could assassinate this man he could inspire the workers to revolt. he killed his victim that survived the attack. >> he was jailed. >> he was in prison for 14 years. >> they had a partnership, at times romantic, at other times a literary partnership, political partnership. this relationship lasted for decades. >> it is an extraordinary thing. they were soulmates. they start out as, you know, teenagers, lovers. and then they just became friends and comrades and as you said, it sort of intellectual partners. this relationship lasted 50 years from america to the soviet union, through europe. through his imprisonment and her traveling around the country. yet, they would try to explain to each other, they had other lovers, she was married and yet it was always that relationship, their friends would say there's really nothing like it. you can't come between it. >> the heart of this remarkable story, a passage for you
barack obama. the highest ranking female, angela merkel. then mr. putin of russia. bill gates, pope benedict, ben bernanke, saudi king. more on how the list was assembled and other details, forbes media ceo, mike, thanks for being with us. >> this is important to us because nothing personifies what we do at forbes like our power list. we're about success and the impact of people who achieve success have. we have ten editors who get together. we draw on a huge bank -- >> they always agree on everything. don't they? >> exactly. there is some subjectivity, i must admit. they talk about the number of people that someone influences. the amount of financial resources that they have. how many spheres they operate in, are they just financial or are tle political or philanthropic. the fourth criteria is do they act on their power, do they use their power. and if you look at -- >> that's the reason why bill gates would rank so high here is how he has used some of his financial power in the philanthropic sphere. it was interesting to me, "forbes" magazine, leading business magazine, most stori
, the rights of disabled americans including veterans who may travel the country such as china or russia or mali or any other country that may choose to adopt this treaty. if the senate desires to protect rights of disabled americans who travel abroad, the senate would do better to encourage other nations to model their own reforms, their own internal legal structures after the americans with disabilities act, which 20 years after its passage still send a message that disabled americans will always have fair access to housing, employment and education in this nation. i've mentioned a few things to treaty does not do. i like to few things to treaty does do that cause me some concern. article xxxiv establishes a committee with the rights of persons with disabilities. this committee will establish its own rules of procedure and parties to the treaty are required to submit reports every four years. in general, u.n. human rights treaty committees have made demands the state parties that fall well outside of the legal, social, economic and cultural traditions and norms of state parties. someti
.k. and a big run in russia. corruption is everywhere. >> why isn't the united states further up the ranking? >> part of the problem and united states is always ranked around this area below top 10%. what they say is a lot of it has to do with just corruption not being enough of a priority. they say that the financial crisis changed some of that and people are starting to pay attention and citing a poll that 80% of americans believe that the financial crisis was the result of some public corruption. so it's more in the consciousness there and that affects the perception. it still has a long way to go. >> fascinating. thanks very much. >>> still ahead this morning, we've seen a wide range of companies unloading special dividends this quarter. have the nonissuing companies now made the wrong move. we'll take a deeper dive into that and talk about names that have yet to declare one and what it means for them ahead of the fiscal cliff. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply
. this afternoon they'll take up a u.s.-russia trade bill. majority leader harry reid expecting to complete that bill today. they may also consider the nomination of michael shea to the u.s. district judge of connecticut and nomination of carol galante of california to be assistant secretary of housing and urban development. you can see live coverage of the senate on hour companion network, c-span2. also the president is meeting with the business round table. he is answering questions on the economy and debt talks. the president right now holding briefing with reporters and talking to members of the business round table. we are recording that and we plan to bring that to you later this afternoon. the president also will be speaking at the 2012 tribal nations conference. that will happen this afternoon also. plan to record that. we'll have is that for you on our schedule also. earlier today british chancellor of the exchequer gave a statement on the british economy. we'll bring that to you, too. now to live coverage of the u.s. house here on c-span. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro te
'll begin consideration of h.r. 6156, the russia trade bill. we hope to complete action on this that bill today. madam president, across the country, americans are lamenting that lack of progress in negotiations to avoid a massive tax increase on middle-class families -- and i really share that frustration. consider yesterday's failure, the disabilities convention at the hands of the tea party. this shouldn't have been a battle, but extreme elements of the republican party picked a fight where there was nothing to fight about. 38 republicans voted against the convention, including several who are on record supporting it, even cosponsors of it. this treaty already ratified by 125 countries would hold foreign nations to the same high standard of treatment that the united states already maintains for people of disabilities. and it would sative american citizens traveling and working abroad, and that's hundreds of thousands of people right now. the treaty has the support of veterans groups, disability groups from around the country, virtually all of them. it wouldn't cost the taxpayers a sing
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